|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||New Media|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||100799 - Communication and Media Studie|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Kelly McWilliam
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course should be completed during the student's last year in the program.
Few trends in media have had as profound an effect across society than the popularisation of the Internet and the subsequent development of related platforms and technologies (e.g. World Wide Web, email, 'smart' phones, social media gaming consoles; etc). This course surveys the recent development of 'new media', considering what makes it 'new', how these technologies have developed, and how they continue to influence the way we interact. In particular, understanding how new media influences leisure, work and social interaction is crucial to engaging with contemporary media formats, and emphasis will be given to exploring the social implications of new media.
This course explores key new media developments, from the development of the Internet to the emergence of online gaming and social networking, and introduces theories of new media. The course encourages students to develop a critical engagement with the media, but particularly with their roles as media consumers and producers. The course will provide opportunities to explore and develop new media and engage with new media platforms.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of relevant theoretical knowledge in communication and media studies;
- demonstrate a knowledge of selected new media;
- demonstrate an understanding of the technological, historical, and cultural development of selected new media in global contexts;
- demonstrate appropriate academic and professional literacy skills;
- apply relevant theory and principles to a new media case study.
|1.||Advanced research and Information literacy Skills||10.00|
|2.||New media texts, forms and systems||40.00|
|3.||New media audiences||20.00|
|4.||Approaches to studying media||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=CMS3013)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|PROJECT PROPOSAL||100||30||29 Mar 2021|
|ONLINE FORUM POSTS||100||20||02 Jun 2021|
|PROJECT||100||50||02 Jun 2021|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.